Acting training helps actors win roles

It goes to show that acting training helps actors win roles. Actor Max Brown has won a role on Neighbours after recently completing the Auditioning workshop with Neighbours casting director Thea McLeod. Max is still investing in his training and currently participating in the Actors Workshop with Damian Walshe-Howling at Brave Studios. The actors workshop allows for professional actors to work with other actors on scenes keeping their skills fresh and ready to go should an audition come their way. This has really worked in Max Browns favour landing his first audition since partaking in his acting training at Brave Studios. Great stuff Max!Actors training in the actors workshop are raising the standard of their acting and craft with every class they attend. Damian Walshe-Howling challenges acting students to get them closer to their truth and more in their body. Acting training is the key to better work. Acting training allows for more chances of winning roles and feeling more confident in an audition environment.Acting courses at Brave studios are structured to ensure a high level of acting training. Acting teachers, voice teachers and movement teachers are the key to good training. Brave Studios has some of the most qualified and inspiring teachers providing wonderful challenging acting courses for aspiring and professional actors.

Would you like to Audition for the Advanced Actor Training Ground?

There are very few classes available in Melbourne that allow semi-professional to advanced level actors to explore scenework in depth. The Advanced Actor Training ground allows actors to do this whilst in the company of other actors at the same level. As professional actors, we know that it is so important for actors maintain their skills through scene work and scene exploration with other actors, this helps the actor to touch on aspects of the scenes that they may not have considered and to integrate and process direction. This is one of the best ways that an actor can train in preparation for acting work in their professional life.

To make sure that all actors are of similar standard, students who wish to join the class for an 8 week term of scene work are asked to contact us to audition for a place in the course. Auditions are open to those who have had previous training and/ or experience equivalent to competency in the Beginner Acting Training ground and who understand the fundamental acting concepts of scene work.

If you already have some acting training and experience under your belt and are considering auditioning for the next 8 week Advanced Actor Training Ground Course please fill out the enrolment form found here attach your CV and links to showreels and request an audition time, we will assess your training, provide you with a scene to learn and an audition with one of our studio directors.

Many students who have completed the Advanced Actor Training Course are currently working professionally in the industry in both tv, film and theatre. With many returning to complete the course numerous times to keep up their skills. We maintain a strong relationship with our acting students and support them on their acting journey as much as we can by also providing the opportunity to participate in acting drop-in classes and master classes with guest teachers.

Self Test Audition Melbourne. Professional Service.

Self tests auditions for Australian actors are on the rise. Times have certainly changed over the last 10 years. An actor no longer needs to travel to America to do a pilot season stretch. Most top Australian agents receive all the pilot briefs from American casting agents. This gives Australian actors the chance to audition for exciting TV shows and films made in the US on a more frequent basis.

At Brave Studios we conduct a large number of American pilot self test auditions. Once we have seen an actor in our studio the self test is sent off within moments to the client.

The benefits of filming a self test audition at Brave Studios for the actor are:

  • You are in a professional studio environment which can help to contribute to a better performance.
  • You have a full hour allocated to perfect your scene (if needed) which means that you have time to warm-up as opposed to being thrown into a room with a casting director for a 15 minute audition.
  • You get to work the scene with a professional actor before putting it down on camera, you are also provided with feedback from actors with extensive experience in acting coaching for film and television.
  • We can provide both male and female readers for your audition. Our readers are trained in American Accent.
  • You leave the audition having recorded a polished performance.
  • Your self-test is professionally edited by our in-house editing team.
  • Both your and your agent/ the client have access to an electronic copy of the audition.
  • We can also provide private tuition for those who would like to work their scene/character prior to conducting a self test. $85 per hour.

We conduct self test auditions in our professional in-house studio in Footscray, Melbourne. Since opening our doors in 2012 we have had many actors come in to self test for incredible TV and film opportunities. Many of those actors have won or come close to winning winning the roles or coming very close. We look forward to seeing you soon with your self test.

Brave Studios self test services come highly recommended from industry professionals including Australia’s top casting directors and agents. We often conduct castings for casting agencies from our studios.

If you are looking for the best self test audition services in Melbourne we welcome you to Brave Studios.

Self-test fee $60 per hour. Contact us if you have multiple scenes and feel you may require longer.

Booking your Self Test audition:

Call us 0n 9687 6220 to book in a time.
We will allocate an hour to complete the test, (you may not need that long). Bookings are available between 10am – 4pm on weekdays and on some Saturdays.

Once your time is confirmed, email us a copy of the scenes you will be working so that our readers can familiarise themselves with the lines prior to the test taking place. Email us at [email protected].

Advice on how to prepare for your self test audition:

Make sure that you know your lines as well as possible.

Come dressed appropriately for your role. Consider the era, location, socio-economic status of the role you are playing.

Advice on Auditioning with an American Accent:

Self test auditions are being booked in daily at Brave Studios for US pilots. Actors are expected to self test with a neutral American accent and for it to be flawless. We find that many actors are nervous to act out a scene with an American Accent as they feel they can’t pull it off.

Troy Mackinder is one of Australia’s, if not the world’s, best American Accent coach for the Aussie actor. He has a technique that Australian actors can understand and manipulate to transform their Aussie accent into the American one. The best thing about Troys technique is he takes you out of the mindset to play an American character and  rather play yourself with an American Accent. This allows the actor to focus on the scene and character rather than worrying about sounding American in the scene. We hear a lot of actors say that the feel the accent gets in the way of their organic performance. After an American Accent Course intensive with Troy at Brave Studios, Actors feel that their performance comes first again and the accent just follows subconsciously. Don’t let your American accent get in the way of your work…do the hard work and learn the American accent properly today!


What have your self-test experiences been like?